Post-spring depth chart: Braxton Miller starting over Kenny Guiton
Next in line: Cardale Jones is waiting in the wings if the Buckeyes need a third option behind center, and after sitting out last season, the coaching staff took a long look at the redshirt freshman during spring camp. Jones showed good mobility and the 241-pounder is a handful to tackle when he gets moving, though he could still use some time to develop as a passer.
New face: J.T. Barrett didn’t have a chance to show off much physically as he continued to recover from a knee injury suffered during his senior season in high school, but he still made a splash as an early enrollee with his knowledge of the game and a desire to improve off the field. A one-on-one battle with Jones during training camp shouldn’t impact the Buckeyes much this fall — but it might have lasting implications down the road if Barrett continues to impress.
Recruiting trail: Guiton will be out of eligibility after this season, and replacing a veteran backup who has made it look routine to seamlessly take over the offense won’t be easy to replace. But his spot on the roster at least is currently spoken for by commit Stephen Collier (Leesburg, Ga./Lee County). At 6-foot-3 and 205 pounds, Collier turned heads during camps this summer with his ability to deliver the football and the hype around the current three-star passer is building.
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